My name is Nagindra Chungh and I am the Principal of St Mary’s Church of England Primary School. The school works in partnership with Portswood Primary Academy Trust. As a Principal I feel privileged to be part of the partnership where you have a wide range of expertise and a vast support network at your fingertips. When you face difficult times the partnership is there to support you to be successful, as one staff member said, ‘It’s like being part of a family.’ As a Principal I have my independence to make decisions in the school but there is the support network if I need it. The partnership makes you stronger and gives you the power to thrive and lead your school to do well.